Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 337–38.

The Sketch Book. No. XLIX. The Auberge

The Painter


Short Fiction


Medical Practitioners, Error, Psychology, Death

    An officer is brought to an auberge in a dying condition, his friend lamenting: 'the surgeon was deceived and rash to consent to his removal' (337). His wife throws herself on his dying body, asserting: 'if I cannot live I can die with him', and when he dies, she also dies (338).

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